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Custom Activity Tracker?
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Custom Activity Tracker?

by vroscigno on Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:09 pm

Hello,

I coach a First Lego League team who are tasked with this year's Innovation Project, which focuses on helping people stay active and healthy.

My students have come up with an idea of a designing and building an extremely low-cost activity tracker device, which could be made available to limited-income students participating in remote learning scenarios, in conjunction with a social app, to encourage class exercise and activity as a group.

I am looking for advice on a small micro controller board with bluetooth connectivity, plus an Accelerometer / Gyro sensor such as MPU-6050 or LSM6DS33. I like the ide of something like the HUZZAH ESP8266 for easy LiPo connectivity and charging, but I need bluetooth support instead of WiFi.

Appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks-
Vince Roscigno

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Re: Custom Activity Tracker?

by dastels on Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:35 pm

How about the Feather Bluefruit Sense? https://www.adafruit.com/product/4516

It has LiPo (it's a feather), BLE, and a handful of sensors including and accelerometer/gyro//magnetometer and load of memory.

Dave

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Re: Custom Activity Tracker?

by vroscigno on Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:17 pm

Thanks Dave.

That certainly has everything I would need. Thanks for the advice.

Vince

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